Friday, February 05, 2016

Edwards: worth seeing

Friday, February 5, 2016
    Commemoration of Martyrs of Japan, 1597
    As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
    —1 Peter 1:14-16 (NIV)
    He that sees the beauty of holiness, or true moral good, sees the greatest and most important thing in the world... Unless this is seen, nothing is seen that is worth seeing; for there is no other true excellence or beauty.
    ... Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), Treatise concerning Religious Affections [1746], in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, A.M., v. I, London: William Ball., 1839, p. 284 (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 1:14-16; Lev. 19:2; Matt. 5:48; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 5:1-2; Phil. 1:27; 2:14-16; Heb. 12:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I am dazzled by the vision of your goodness.
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